Film screening of “SINK” on May 7

SINK: A film by Sean K. FreemanLLCC Alumni Services invites all faculty, staff and students to attend an original film screening on Monday, May 7 at 6 p.m. in Menard 2209. A question and answer period will follow the screening.

LLCC alum Sean Freeman (’14) is a filmmaker based in central Illinois. He graduated from SIU-Carbondale in 2016. Sean has been a part of several film productions serving in various positions. His first feature film, “SINK,” is currently in the final stages of post-production, and he will begin shooting his newest short film, “TAKE CARE,” which he is writing, directing and acting in, at the end of April 2018.

“SINK” is a very personal project to him. It was loosely based on an experience that he had his sophomore year of college, and it was not until his senior year when he decided to pen a screenplay about it. Through about a year of pre-production and financing, he and his team of collaborators were able to shoot the film in 15 days over the summer of 2017. Though shooting the film was incredibly taxing and a huge learning experience for everyone involved, he could not be more proud of the film they all created.

“SINK” addresses conflicts many college students go through on a daily basis such as depression, grief, loss and the feeling of being a burden to others. With this film he wanted to address those feelings head on with honesty and authenticity, leaving the audience with a sense of hope.

Film screening of “SINK” on May 7

SINK: A film by Sean K. FreemanLLCC Alumni Services invites all faculty, staff and students to attend an original film screening on Monday, May 7 at 6 p.m. in Menard 2209. A question and answer period will follow the screening.

LLCC alum Sean Freeman (’14) is a filmmaker based in central Illinois. He graduated from SIU-Carbondale in 2016. Sean has been a part of several film productions serving in various positions. His first feature film, “SINK,” is currently in the final stages of post-production, and he will begin shooting his newest short film, “TAKE CARE,” which he is writing, directing and acting in, at the end of April 2018.

“SINK” is a very personal project to him. It was loosely based on an experience that he had his sophomore year of college, and it was not until his senior year when he decided to pen a screenplay about it. Through about a year of pre-production and financing, he and his team of collaborators were able to shoot the film in 15 days over the summer of 2017. Though shooting the film was incredibly taxing and a huge learning experience for everyone involved, he could not be more proud of the film they all created.

“SINK” addresses conflicts many college students go through on a daily basis such as depression, grief, loss and the feeling of being a burden to others. With this film he wanted to address those feelings head on with honesty and authenticity, leaving the audience with a sense of hope.

Opening reception for alumni art show, “Reflection,” today

Reflection art exhibitThe Trutter Museum invites faculty and staff to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit, “Reflection,” today. Please join us for an opening reception, which will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Trutter Center.

“Reflection” will feature the talents of 15 alumni of the LLCC Art program, their continued connection to the college and the faculty that inspired them. The artwork covers a variety of media, including ceramic, glass, photography, digital graphics and more. Many of these art pieces will be for sale, and refreshments will be available at the event.

Reflection art exhibitThe alumni featured in the exhibit are Carrie Beard, Denise Blakeman, Sharon Carter, Ashley Dickey, Adam Dupuis, Jessica Gottstein, Amanda Greive, Bryon Hartley, Kyle Kirkpatrick, Nino LoGrasso, Brittney Leach, Maggie Michael, Jeff Miller, Jordan Minder and John Romang.  The exhibit will be open through May 17.

Alumni art show opening tomorrow

Reflection art exhibitThe Trutter Museum invites faculty and staff to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit, “Reflection,” on Friday, April 6. Please join us for an opening reception, which will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Trutter Center.

“Reflection” will feature the talents of 15 alumni of the LLCC Art program, their continued connection to the college and the faculty that inspired them. The artwork covers a variety of media, including ceramic, glass, photography, digital graphics and more. Many of these art pieces will be for sale, and refreshments will be available at the event.

Reflection art exhibitThe alumni featured in the exhibit are Carrie Beard, Denise Blakeman, Sharon Carter, Ashley Dickey, Adam Dupuis, Jessica Gottstein, Amanda Greive, Bryon Hartley, Kyle Kirkpatrick, Nino LoGrasso, Brittney Leach, Maggie Michael, Jeff Miller, Jordan Minder and John Romang.  The exhibit will be open through May 17.

2018 Honored Alumni nominations due today

Nominations for the 2018 Honored Alumni Award are due today. Forms are available at www.llcc.edu/honored-alumni-award.

Nominations will be scored on the following four criteria: 1) role model – inspiring excellence in others, 2) outstanding success – attaining significant career or personal achievements, 3) impact – achieving accomplishments which have changed the community for the better and 4) community service – demonstrating a visible commitment to the community through leadership and/or volunteerism.

Additionally, nominees must have successfully completed coursework at LLCC and be able to attend LLCC’s commencement ceremony on May 18, 2018.

For more information, call alumni services at 786-4612, or email alumni@llcc.edu.

Submit 2018 Honored Alumni Award nominations by tomorrow

There is still time to nominate an LLCC alum for the 2018 Honored Alumni Award!  Complete the form that is available at www.llcc.edu/honored-alumni-award by tomorrow, Dec. 15, 2017.

Nominations will be scored on the following four criteria: 1) role model – inspiring excellence in others, 2) outstanding success – attaining significant career or personal achievements, 3) impact – achieving accomplishments which have changed the community for the better and 4) community service – demonstrating a visible commitment to the community through leadership and/or volunteerism.

Additionally, nominees must have successfully completed coursework at LLCC and be able to attend LLCC’s commencement ceremony on May 18, 2018.

For more information, call alumni services at 786-4612, or email alumni@llcc.edu.

2018 LLCC Honored Alumni Award

LLCC Alumni Services is accepting nominations for its 2018 Honored Alumni Award. Nominate an LLCC alum for the award by completing the form that is available at www.llcc.edu/honored-alumni-award. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 15, 2017.

Nominations will be scored on the following four criteria: 1) role model – inspiring excellence in others, 2) outstanding success – attaining significant career or personal achievements, 3) impact – achieving accomplishments which have changed the community for the better and 4) community service – demonstrating a visible commitment to the community through leadership and/or volunteerism.

Additionally, nominees must have successfully completed coursework at LLCC and be able to attend LLCC’s commencement ceremony on May 18, 2018.

For more information, call alumni services at 786.4612, or email alumni@llcc.edu.

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accepting nominations for 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees

LLCC is accepting nominations for its 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction to be held Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 in Cass Gymnasium.  Introduction of inductees will take place at the half-time of the men’s basketball game against Illinois Central College, which begins at 3 p.m.

Any former male or female LLCC athlete who participated on one of the college’s athletic teams for at least one season prior to 2012 is eligible for nomination into the LLCC Athletic Hall of Fame.  Nominations are being accepted through Oct. 31, 2016.

To view past recipients, nominate a former LLCC athlete or for more information, contact Ron Riggle, LLCC athletic director, at 786.2581, or visit the Athletic Hall of Fame web page.

LLCC Alumni Services accepting nominations for 2016 Honored Alumni Award

Alumni Services is accepting nominations for the 2016 LLCC Honored Alumni Award. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 30.

Anyone may nominate an LLCC alum for the award by completing a nomination form that is available at www.llcc.edu/foundation-alumni/. Nominees must have graduated from or successfully completed coursework at LLCC; achieved outstanding success and distinction in his/her chosen field; demonstrated humanitarian service; have a continued interest in and support of education and community colleges; and have the ability to attend LLCC’s commencement ceremony on May 13, 2016.

Past recipients of the Honored Alumni Award include: 2009 – Bill Ames of Springfield; 2010 – Michelle Tjelmeland of Springfield; 2011 – Bruce Compton of St. Charles, Mo.; 2012 – Gregg Humphrey of Springfield; 2013 – Jim Matheis of Springfield; 2014 – Dr. Karla (Carwile) Ivankovich of Glenview, Ill., and 2015 – Cinda Edwards of Springfield.

For more information, call the LLCC Alumni Services Office at 217.786.4612 or email alumni@llcc.edu.